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Set Of English 19Th Century Brass Fire Dogs In The Style Of Ernest Gimson

Stock No

35337

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2019
  • £6,475.00
  • €7,565 Euro
  • $8,177 US Dollar

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Item Description

A set of English 19th century brass fire dogs in the style of Ernest Gimson. These pierced filigree finials have a deep neck, and shining brass finish. This impressive pair allude to luxury and elegance, which would make a beautiful new addition to a period or contemporary home alike.

You may be able to spot the small pineapple amongst the design - by the 1550's, pineapples were being shipped regularly from the Caribbean to Europe. They became a rare luxury and were an ultimate symbol of wealth.

Ernest Gimson (1864-1919)

Ernest Gimson had a passion for metalwork, from medieval door hinges to elaborate 17th-century fire dogs. Metalwork makes up a large proportion of pages in his sketchbooks.

Gimson also designed complex pierced and chased work, based on 17th-century designs he admired.

This pair are after the original 17th century pair at Haddon Hall, in Bakewell. A virtually identical pair resides at the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

CONDITION REPORT
Good structural condition.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 62.5cm W: 35cm D: 65cm

Period

Circa 1800

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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